A bad weekend for Bomarsund’s first and second teams

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Bomarsund first team were stunned by early league leaders Stobswood Welfare at home after they were bowled out for 54.

Colin Thornton top scored with 12, but four wickets apiece for Michael Beverley and Antony Wingfield saw Bomar crumble in under 30 overs.

Gary Mordey picked up three wickets, but Michael Marshall (23) and David Colam (12 not out) guided the visitors to victory, wrapping up proceedings in 17 overs.

After the previous weekend’s game with Hebburn was called off, the firsts were aiming to build on the win on the opening day of the season, but four key members were missing.

Only two batsmen managed to make it to double figures during a disappointing innings, which saw the hosts bowled out after 29.1 overs.

Beverley tore through the middle order, while Wingfield cleaned up the innings to leave the visitors with a very manageable total to chase.

All hopes rested on the shoulders of the bowlers, and Mordey picked up three wickets during a short innings from Stobswood.

Karl Watson, Michael Marshall and Wingfield fell victim during Mordey’s eight-over stint, which left him with very respectable figures of 3-7.

Fourteen-year-old Adam Gardner picked up the wicket of Richard Marshall, but the small total of 55 was chased down with ease, with the winning runs coming off the final ball of the 17th over.

After a midweek Twenty20 match with the same opposition, Bomarsund first team return to league action on Saturday when they face Whitley Bay, who have lost two of their three games so far this season.

Bomarsund 0 points

Stobswood Welfare 20 points

As for the second team, Brent Mordey was one run shy of a half century as they went down by four wickets to Blue Flames second team at Blue Flames Sporting Club.

After electing to bat first, Bomar went on to make 136-7 from their allotted overs, with Mordey top scoring with an unbeaten 49.

Alex Breeze made 39 to help the seconds to a respectable total, as Shiram Potdar finished with figures of 4-34 from his ten-over spell.

In their reply, three batsmen made it past 30 as Blue Flames went on to chase down the runs inside 25 overs.

Mark Moody (33), Richard Chapman (31) and Chris Myers (30) helped the hosts to their target, but Jake Wills (3-30) and Sebastien Simms (2-35) took wickets along the way.

Blue Flames 26 points

Bomarsund 6 points